Wednesday, December 22, 2004
Bienvenidos a Mexico
It's less than 100 miles to the border from where we're staying in Quartzsite, so John and Lynne said we had to visit the border town of Algodones and yesterday was the day! The drive down was pretty spectacular. I'm just fascinated with these desert mountains. Algodones provides a very easy way to visit Mexico because they have a large parking lot on the US side and you just walk across the border into town. Kind of like an amusement park. You're greeted by dozens of hawkers telling you which pharmacia to go to for the best prices in town. There's even street entertainers. But, of course the main attraction is the shopping. I love the brilliant colors. Luckily, since we live in a motorhome, we're not tempted to buy stuff - nowhere to put it, and most of it would break in the first day. So, I satisfy myself with pictures and leave tips when appropriate. Food, however is another story. I love fish tacos. Thanx for a great day Lynne and John!